Thursday, November 4, 2010

Earth Reds

Here is a color comparison of the earth reds.  Colley Whisson has light red ochre on his palette.  Archival Light Red Ochre by Chroma, an Australian paint company is made of PR101, a synthetic iron oxide, and is opaque.

Winsor Newton carries a number of earth reds, all made from PR 101.  They are all opaque with the exception of Transparent Red Ochre. (Click on the chart to enlarge it.)

Archival's Light Red Ochre leans to the red violet and WN Venetian Red appears to be the closest match.  Anything in this family will get you where you need to go.  

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